John Nova Lomax speaks on Texas chili con carne

Every so often a new voice arises in the world of Texas chili letters. John Nova Lomax recently published a treatise on Texas chili that deserves a mention. Writing on the Texas Monthly platform, Lomax goes deep into the origins of our state’s official dish.

The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne is a rigorously researched longform article on the most beloved food in the Lone Star state.

However, chili con carne is not the only official dish of the state. There are eight in total.

We wrote The Rules Of Texas Red nearly eight years ago.

2016 Winner Terlingua Chili Cook Off

2016 Winner Terlingua Chili Cook Off

Back in the 60s it was understood that the finest chili cook in all of Texas was Wick Fowler.

To chisel that assertion into stone, a group of chili lovers calling themselves ‘Chili Appreciation Society International’, led by Dallas newsman Frank X. Tolbert, issued a challenge to one H. Allen Smith, a New York-based funnyman who had written an inflammatory article titled “Nobody Knows More About Chili Than I Do” Continue Reading

Fiesta Is the Best Party In Texas

Fiesta Is the Best Party In Texas

We’ve always marveled over the ‘Keep San Antonio’ lame tee shirts that plenty people in south Texas like to wear. There’s nothing lame about San Antonio. The city has the richest history in all of Texas; the Mexican food is without parallel in USA, and Doug Sahm, the greatest Texas musician of all time came up on the city’s streets. Continue Reading